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Fisherman's Wharf

Alcatraz Island

Pier 33, Hornblower Alcatraz Landing
San Francisco, CA, 94111, United States
TEL: (415) 981-7625
TEL: (415) 438-8361

The island itself has remained more or less the same since the Park Service first opened it to visitors in 1973, but the tours of the world-famous prison have been getting better and better over the years. In the past, you could go only with a guide; now, well-produced audio tours, featuring the voices of real inmates and guards, let you explore at your own pace. Prefer the human touch?Take the eerie nighttime tour, which includes a narrated circuit around the island.

 

Tip: Even if you have an annual national-parks pass, you’ll have to pay the entry fee here; the admission actually covers the ferry ride over.

 

Admission: $24.50 adults ($31.50 at night); $23.25 seniors ($29.25 night); $15.25 children (5–11) ($18.75 night); free for children under 5. Open daily (except Christmas and New Year’s Day).

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Boating/Cruise
  • Group Tours
  • Handicapped Accessible

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